From the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway:
As a member of the Council, Ms. Lisanti, along with 25 other members, will consult with the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters related to the trail, including trail management, public access, recreation opportunities, and natural and cultural resource conservation along the trail route. This will be Ms. Lisanti’s second time serving on this council.
“The people appointed to serve on the Advisory Council will contribute in many ways to the implementation of a rich educational and recreational trail experience for the public,” said John Reynolds, Advisory Council chair. “This council is anxious to get people outside enjoying the trail, on land and water, while also working to protect special places along the trail.”
The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail commemorates the voyages of Captain John Smith and his crew as they explored the Chesapeake Bay between 1607 and 1609. The more than 2,000-mile trail was established in 2006 as part of the National Trails System and became America’s first national water trail. Managed by the National Park Service, the trail traces Smith’s routes and the key rivers linked to them, helping visitors imagine the world he encountered more than four hundred years ago. Modern-day explorers travel the trail on land and water, enjoying a variety of recreational experiences at places reminiscent of the Bay in the seventeenth century. The trail is a touchstone for the nation’s past, but also a means to experience the Chesapeake’s natural beauty and to learn from American Indians who continue to live in the region today. For more information about the trail, visit www.smithtrail.net.
Ms. Lisanti has been executive director of Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway since 2003. During that time, the organization has been able to secure public and private funding totaling more than $15.5 million, preserve 120 acres of land, protect significant historic resources and enhance public recreational opportunities and public access to local waterways.
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway is a nonprofit organization based in Darlington whose mission is to stimulate local economic activity by developing a linkage to natural, historic and cultural resources through land and water recreational trails. To date, 22 miles of continuous public recreation trails connecting Harford and Cecil counties have been constructed. The trail system has been designated priority segments of both the Star-Spangled Banner and Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trails. For more information, visit www.hitourtrails.com.